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Unreported World

Unreported World

Unreported World’s reporters travel to some of the most dangerous and neglected parts of the globe offering the viewer an unrivalled insight into the daily reality for those whose lives are rarely glimpsed by the global news machine.
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Fed Injection Postponing Economic Problems, Not Solving: Summers

Fed Injection Postponing Economic Problems, Not Solving: Summers

Lawrence. H. Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary, sees the Federal Reserve's latest move as right for the short-run, but sees trouble ahead for economic fundamentals.
8mins
Bloomberg
Trump: May Give Airlines Bailout Proposal Over the Weekend

Trump: May Give Airlines Bailout Proposal Over the Weekend

President Donald Trump says he may unveil a bailout proposal for the beleaguered U.S. airline industry over the weekend. Airlines have been frustrated by delays in U.S. aid after being virtually shutdown by the coronavirus. Some of those carriers ...
1min
Bloomberg
United Nations Makes Its Plead for $2.5 Trillion of Aid for Developing Countries

United Nations Makes Its Plead for $2.5 Trillion of Aid for Developing Countries

The United Nations is calling for a $2.5 trillion package for developing countries facing the economic impact from the coronavirus global shutdown. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade & Development, talks with Shery Ahn.
7mins
Bloomberg
See 'Healthy Signs', Leadership Rotation in A New Bull Market: Morgan Stanley's Slimmon

See 'Healthy Signs', Leadership Rotation in A New Bull Market: Morgan Stanley's Slimmon

U.S. stocks posted the biggest weekly gain since 1974 as investors looked past staggering jobless numbers when the Federal Reserve released new measures to cushion the fallout from the coronavirus.
7mins
Bloomberg
Why Chanos Is 'Bemused' by PE Push for Help and Still Shorting Tesla

Why Chanos Is 'Bemused' by PE Push for Help and Still Shorting Tesla

Legendary short-seller Jim Chanos, Kynikos Associates founder, discusses the state of private markets amid the coronavirus pandemic, why he is still bearish on Tesla Inc. and the sectors he is shorting with Bloomberg's Scarlet Fu and Joe Weisentha...
19mins
Bloomberg
Sternlicht Weighs In on Fed's Emergency Measures, Economic Impact of Virus

Sternlicht Weighs In on Fed's Emergency Measures, Economic Impact of Virus

Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group Management chairman and chief executive officer, discusses the Federal Reserve's emergency policy actions and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on financial markets with Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker on "...
11mins
Bloomberg
Dominic Raab and Rishi Sunak join ‘Clap for Carers’ tribute

Dominic Raab and Rishi Sunak join ‘Clap for Carers’ tribute

Dominic Raab and Rishi Sunak join ‘Clap for Carers’ tribute.
1min
ITN
Sternlicht Says the Fed Is on the Way to Overstimulating

Sternlicht Says the Fed Is on the Way to Overstimulating

Barry Sternlicht, Starwood Capital Group Management chairman and chief executive officer, cautions that the Federal Reserve's policy actions run the risk of overstimulating the economy and says the market is ahead of itself on the slope of the rec...
4mins
Bloomberg
Capsule CEO Expects to Retain Prescription Delivery Customers After Health Crisis

Capsule CEO Expects to Retain Prescription Delivery Customers After Health Crisis

Eric Kinariwala, chief executive officer of direct-to-consumer pharmacy Capsule, believes that pharmacy delivery is here to stay, even after stay-at-home orders are lifted.
4mins
Bloomberg
Covid-19 patient shares story on joining clinical trial

Covid-19 patient shares story on joining clinical trial

Coronavirus patient shares her story on joining clinical trial in fight against Covid-19.
1min
ITN
Barings CEO Says Fed Can Only Blunt Inevitable Spike in Defaults

Barings CEO Says Fed Can Only Blunt Inevitable Spike in Defaults

Barings Chief Executive Officer Tom Finke says the Federal Reserve's creativity with monetary policy can only blunt the inevitable credit crunch that will result from the coronavirus pandemic.
3mins
Bloomberg
Nicola Sturgeon discusses lockdown measures

Nicola Sturgeon discusses lockdown measures

First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon discusses lockdown measures.
1min
ITN
Why The U.S. Can't Import These Life-Saving Masks

Why The U.S. Can't Import These Life-Saving Masks

A limited stockpile and a massive spike in demand led to a critical shortage of 3M N95 masks for American healthcare workers fighting COVI-19. Yet there are a number of alternative masks that America could import, but can't, due to strict federal ...
6mins
Bloomberg
Dominic Raab: 'It’s still too early to lift measures'

Dominic Raab: 'It’s still too early to lift measures'

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says 'it’s still too early to lift measures'.
1min
ITN
Virus Update: Fauci Offers Hope; U.S. Set to Become Mortality Epicenter

Virus Update: Fauci Offers Hope; U.S. Set to Become Mortality Epicenter

Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious-disease expert, said the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus pandemic may be smaller than expected, while lockdowns are being extended in Spain, Italy, and the U.K.
2mins
Bloomberg
Boris Johnson continuing to make ‘positive steps forward’

Boris Johnson continuing to make ‘positive steps forward’

Boris Johnson remains in intensive care but continues to make ‘positive steps forward’.
1min
ITN
OPEC+ Reach Deal to Cut Output Amid Market Slump

OPEC+ Reach Deal to Cut Output Amid Market Slump

Saudi Arabia and Russia reached an outline for a new output cut deal at the virtual OPEC+ meeting.
3mins
Bloomberg
Dominic Raab returns to Downing Street

Dominic Raab returns to Downing Street

Dominic Raab returns to Downing Street.
1min
ITN
Fed's Powell: Not Appropriate to Halt Bank Dividends 'At This Time'

Fed's Powell: Not Appropriate to Halt Bank Dividends 'At This Time'

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says U.S. banks are "highly capitalized" and there is no reason to halt dividends. Powell spoke Thursday in a virtual presentation.
1min
Bloomberg
Powell Sees Every Reason to Think U.S. Can Recover 'Fairly Quickly'

Powell Sees Every Reason to Think U.S. Can Recover 'Fairly Quickly'

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell explains why he believes the U.S. economy can quickly recover from the effects of coronavirus pandemic. Powell spoke Thursday in a virtual presentation.
1min
Bloomberg
Inside the transformation of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium

Inside the transformation of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium

Inside the transformation of Cardiff’s Principality Stadium.
1min
ITN
IMF Says It Has `Constructive Engagement' With Turkey

IMF Says It Has `Constructive Engagement' With Turkey

The International Monetary Fund has a "constructive engagement" with all its members, "including Turkey," Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in an interview on "Bloomberg The Open.
1min
Bloomberg
Powell Says Fed to Act 'Forcefully' to Support U.S. Recovery

Powell Says Fed to Act 'Forcefully' to Support U.S. Recovery

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the central bank is committed to acting "forcefully" to help the U.S. economy recover from the coronavirus pandemic. Powell spoke Thursday in a virtual presentation.
5mins
Bloomberg
Afrika Tikkun strives dispite Covid-19

Afrika Tikkun strives dispite Covid-19

The Covid-19 outbreak has prompted the organisation to focus their strategy at going out to communities which their beneficiaries come from and provide meals to the families. Video: Carlos Muchave
3mins
The Citizen
IMF Needs More Money If Virus Sees New Wave: Georgieva

IMF Needs More Money If Virus Sees New Wave: Georgieva

The International Monetary Fund will need to boost its resources if the coronavirus pandemic develops into a second wave of infections, Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva says.
2mins
Bloomberg
Fed Becoming 'Increasingly Flexible' Supporting Economy, BofA's Cabana Says

Fed Becoming 'Increasingly Flexible' Supporting Economy, BofA's Cabana Says

The Federal Reserve's new plan to provide as much as $2.
4mins
Bloomberg
Police chief warns rule flouters could face ‘criminal record’

Police chief warns rule flouters could face ‘criminal record’

Police chief warns rule flouters could face ‘fines’ and ‘criminal record’.
1min
ITN
Fed Takes Sweeping New Steps to Provide Up to $2.3 Trillion in Loans

Fed Takes Sweeping New Steps to Provide Up to $2.3 Trillion in Loans

The Federal Reserve announced another series of sweeping steps to provide as much as $2.3 trillion in additional aid during the coronavirus pandemic, including starting programs to aid small and mid-sized businesses as well as state and local gove...
5mins
Bloomberg
IMF Sees Global Economy in Worst Recession Since Great Depression

IMF Sees Global Economy in Worst Recession Since Great Depression

The International Monetary Fund expects the global economy to experience "the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression" due to the coronavirus pandemic. IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva explains in a speech outlining the fund's...
3mins
Bloomberg
Knighthead's Wagner on PG&E Restructuring, Credit Markets Amid Virus

Knighthead's Wagner on PG&E Restructuring, Credit Markets Amid Virus

Knighthead Capital Management co-founder Thomas Wagner discusses the state of PG&E Corp.
7mins
Bloomberg
PG&E Bankruptcy Exit 'on Track' Despite Virus, Knighthead's Wagner Says

PG&E Bankruptcy Exit 'on Track' Despite Virus, Knighthead's Wagner Says

Knighthead Capital Management co-founder Thomas Wagner says it is unlikely that the coronavirus pandemic will affect PG&E Corp.'s exit from bankruptcy.
3mins
Bloomberg
Culture Secretary says PM will be ‘desperate to get back to job’

Culture Secretary says PM will be ‘desperate to get back to job’

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden says PM will be ‘desperate to get back to the job’.
26secs
ITN
Not Much Upside in Oil Prices Even With an Output Cut, Analyst Sen Says

Not Much Upside in Oil Prices Even With an Output Cut, Analyst Sen Says

An OPEC+ deal to cut oil production won't do much to lift prices, Amrita Sen, chief oil analyst at Energy Aspects, says during an interview with Bloomberg's Alix Steel on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas."
3mins
Bloomberg
Delays in Protecting Health Workers Took Too Long: Johns Hopkins' Farley

Delays in Protecting Health Workers Took Too Long: Johns Hopkins' Farley

Johns Hopkins University Professor of Nursing Jason Farley discusses the shortfalls in supplies and protections for health care workers on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic and patterns observed on how the virus has attacked some patients....
6mins
Bloomberg
OPEC Can't Control the Oil Market by Themselves, Citi's Morse Says

OPEC Can't Control the Oil Market by Themselves, Citi's Morse Says

Edward Morse, global head of commodities at Citi Research, examines the state of the oil market and the level of production cuts that will be needed by global producers.
7mins
Bloomberg
Citi's Morse Says Gold Continues to Be a Buy

Citi's Morse Says Gold Continues to Be a Buy

Edward Morse, global head of commodities at Citi Research, explains the factors that will push the price of gold higher.
2mins
Bloomberg
Dominic Raab departs Downing Street

Dominic Raab departs Downing Street

Dominic Raab departs 10 Downing Street.
21secs
ITN
Deflation to Reign Over Inflation for Here and Now: Economist Rosenberg

Deflation to Reign Over Inflation for Here and Now: Economist Rosenberg

"I don't think there's any inflation coming for the foreseeable future," says David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Rosenberg Research.
2mins
Bloomberg
Deutsche Bank Has Bias to Sell U.S. Dollar Over Coming Months

Deutsche Bank Has Bias to Sell U.S. Dollar Over Coming Months

The U.S. dollar will be weaker by the end of the year, says George Saravelos, global head of FX research at Deutsche Bank, but corporates are hoarding dollars near-term during the coronavirus crisis.
1min
Bloomberg
UBS CEO Ermotti on First-Quarter Profit, Coronavirus Impact

UBS CEO Ermotti on First-Quarter Profit, Coronavirus Impact

UBS Group AG delayed its dividend even as the Swiss lender reported a surprise jump in first-quarter profit that suggests banks so far are benefiting from volatility in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
11mins
Bloomberg
UBS CEO Says It's Too Early to Predict 2020 Dividend

UBS CEO Says It's Too Early to Predict 2020 Dividend

UBS Group AG Chief Executive Officer Sergio Ermotti discusses the decision to split the bank's 2019 dividend into two installments, following pressure from financial markets regulator Finma.
2mins
Bloomberg
Work From Home Has Nearly Doubled Our Load on Infrastructure: BT Consumer CEO

Work From Home Has Nearly Doubled Our Load on Infrastructure: BT Consumer CEO

Marc Allera, chief executive officer at BT Consumer, discusses the demand he's seeing for the company's services, the launch of 5G and paying dividends.
7mins
Bloomberg
Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street

Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street

Dominic Raab arrives at 10 Downing Street.
17secs
ITN
Oil Prices Will Find It Tough to Find a Floor: Jefferies

Oil Prices Will Find It Tough to Find a Floor: Jefferies

"We have a $35-per-barrel forecast for the second quarter, but I'd say the risk is to the downside, says Jason Gammel, energy analyst at Jefferies, in an interview on "Bloomberg Surveillance."
3mins
Bloomberg
UBS, Credit Suisse to Delay Half of Dividend Payment

UBS, Credit Suisse to Delay Half of Dividend Payment

Both Credit Suisse and UBS have proposed delaying half of their 2019 dividend payments to later in the year. This follows mounting pressure from the Swiss financial regulator on the nation's banks to reconsider their dividend distribution plans.
2mins
Bloomberg
Euro Likely to Rally Modestly, Says UBP's Kinsella

Euro Likely to Rally Modestly, Says UBP's Kinsella

Peter Kinsella, global head of FX strategy at Union Bancaire Privee, discusses the dollar, the euro, the Swiss franc and the Japanese yen.
2mins
Bloomberg
Trump Says He Used to Hate OPEC. Now He's Had a Change of Heart

Trump Says He Used to Hate OPEC. Now He's Had a Change of Heart

President Donald Trump spoke at a news conference on Wednesday about how he has had a change of heart about OPEC. "Obviously for many years I used to think OPEC was very unfair," Trump told reporters in Washington on the eve of an emergency meetin...
2mins
Bloomberg
Global Coronavirus Cases Top 1.5 Million

Global Coronavirus Cases Top 1.5 Million

Coronavirus has claimed another daily record number of victims in the U.K. as well as in the hard-hit states of New York and New Jersey. The number of new cases in Italy and Spain crept up after several days of declines. The global tally now stand...
4mins
Bloomberg